Fistful of Talent

fistful of talentSCREW THE GYM. 3 HEALTHIER WAYS TO KEEP YOUR 2016 HR RESOLUTIONS
by Kathy Rapp / January 4, 2016

January 1st.  My gym is packed.  Brand new workout gear is on display.  There’s a line for the adduction lever machine.

Fitness resolutions are certainly worthy, but, like most well-intentioned resolutions, are hard to keep without help.  You’ve also probably got some HR resolutions on your list.  Why not kill two birds… and forget the gym!  Here are three ways to keep your 2016 fitness AND HR resolutions on track.

Yoga (or as I call it, Intense Stretching):  Honestly, I can’t do either.  However, I recognize the importance of flexibility and strength for health and HR.  I have sciatica that flares up whenever I do stupid things—like run farther than I should.  A couple of key stretches and doing them consistently to improve my flexibility helps tremendously.  I hear yoga would help me, too.

2016 will bring even greater flexibility demands from today’s workers.  The Families and Work Institute reported that 88 percent of employees said having flexibility is “extremely” or “very” important in considering a job offer.  HR will have to do more to integrate this thinking as part of their organization’s business strategy.  You can’t have an effective policy if you don’t have the culture to support and model it.

 

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